Frequently Asked Questions


What are the course timings?
Tell me more about Improve International
Who are Improve’s partners?

Postgraduate Certificates

What is a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)?
What is the criteria for enrolment?
Over what time period can I take the taught modules?
Are Improve’s Postgraduate Certificates academically equivalent to the RCVS CertAVP and other postgraduate certificates?
I have previously achieved a GPCert. Can I use this towards a PgC?
How are Improve’s PgC programmes different to other providers?
How many hours will I spend on my certificate?
How will I be assessed?
What resources will be available to support me through the PgC?
Will Improve’s PgCs enable me to apply for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status?
How can I fit a modular CPD programme into my busy life?
I want to register on a modular course but I may be away for some of the modules. Does this mean I will miss out?

Online Bitesize CPD

Where do I login to access Online Bitesize CPD?
I have forgotten my website login username – how do I retrieve this?
I am having issues with logging into my account?
I have not received an email with my login details?
I am having technical issues with the Bitesize site or an individual course
How do I sign up for the full year subscription?


Can I pay by Direct Debit?
What payment methods do you accept?


Who is ESVPS?
If I sit and pass an ESVPS examination, will the RCVS include it in their register?
Do I have to register for the ESVPS certificate to attend a General Practitioner Certificate programme?

Still need help? Let us know!

For any other questions, please email us at or call us on 01793 759159

022032051 041


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.


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